SECTION “WOMEN VOICES”
When curating the program for the festival, we always choose the best films for our audience. This year we realized that many of the selected films were directed and produced by women. Our program highlights the work of a new generation of women filmmakers from around the world. As a central Jewish Film Festival we are committed to those young directors, who change the aesthetics and politics of art house cinema and in our case, of Jewish Cinema as well. These women define a new era of Women Cinema by choosing stories that focus on strong unforgettable women from varied backgrounds and historical contexts.
LOST TRANSPORT is focused on the last days of the Second World War by telling the story of an unexpected friendship e between a Russian sniper, a German village girl and Jewish-Dutch woman. One of the best Holocaust films of 2022! Director Saskia Diesing will join the screening and will answer the audience ́s questions.
TICKETS: POLIN MUSEUM, 19.11.2022, 7:00 PM
EVOLUTION is a masterpiece written by Kata Weber, who will be our special guest in the screening and will answer the audience ́s questions. The film tells in three episodes the fragmented story of three generations in a European Jewish family and is focused on the women of the family.
In Cinema Sabaya, young Israeli director, Orit Fouks Rotem, blurs the boundaries of fiction and documentation. She does this in a sophisticated way, one that raises ethical and aesthetic questions as part of the film ́s stylistic and narrative world. In the film, eight women, Jewish and Arab, young and old, single and married, come to a film workshop held at a local community center.
Aged women are very rarely protagonists of fiction films. In ROSE the protagonist is a 78 old French woman who loses her beloved husband and realizes that she is responsible for her family’s stability. Directed by Aurélie Saada, Rose is our closing film.
TICKETS: POLIN MUSEUM, 20.11.2022, 8:00 PM
Etel, a 9-year-old girl who lives in the Hassidic community in Paris, is the protagonist of Stéphanie Halfon's short film "Women of Virtue". It is a coming-of-age film about the relationships between mothers and daughters in the shade of religion and tradition confronted with the western world.
Other highly recommended films by women filmmakers in our festival:
Cherry Bone: a short animation by Evgenia Gostrer.
The Forger: highly impressive Holocaust film directed by Magie Peren.
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song: a documentary on the legendary Cohen directed by Dayna Goldfine (together with Daniel Geller).
Charlotte: a full-length animation film produced by Julia Rosenberg who will be our guest at the screening.
The Prince and the Dybbuk: an award-winning documentary directed by Elwira Niewiera (together with Piotr Rosołowski).
A Brief History of Us: a short animation based on Etgar Keret ́s story directed by Ofra Kobliner.
19|91: a very moving short polish documentary directed byEmilia Śniegoska.